Is your network built for the demands of 5G, IoT and emerging mobile applications? Is infrastructure complexity hindering your “agility” to respond? Perhaps it’s time to rethink your network infrastructure and its operations.
FRRouting is an open source routing stack that runs on Linux or Unix based platforms. It supports routing daemons ranging from IGP (OSPF, IS-IS, RIP), MPLS, BGP, PIM etc. FRRouting has its origins from the Quagga project. It is now part of Linux Foundation working on the routing stack needs for ISPs and Cloud providers. Juniper Networks and FreeRangeRouting (FRRouting) partnered to demonstrate disaggregated solution using open source software and open forwarding interfaces. The forwarding ASIC used for this effort is “vTrio”, a simulation of “Trio” ASIC that powers the Industry leading MX routers.
Maintaining, monitoring, auditing, troubleshooting, and fixing networks today is a difficult, manual, and cumbersome task that requires complex programming and management skills. Like a doctor diagnosing a patient’s ailments after he or she is sick, corporate IT teams find themselves reacting to network issues rather than anticipating and predicting problems before they can do any real damage.
Think about how you interact with a digital assistant on your smartphone – whether it’s Siri, Alexa, Cortana or Google Assistant – and trying to play Rolling Stones on your new wireless speaker while you’re cooking dinner. Instead of manually opening the music app, searching for that particular artist and song, pressing play and double-checking to ensure you’re playing it through the right speaker, you can now just tell your device to “play Rolling Stones in the kitchen,” and your device should do the rest.
Think back—way back—to the days when, if you had to get from point A to point B, you simply walked. Then along came the bicycle, and the journey got a little easier. Next came the horse and buggy, followed by the automobile. There you have it: the history of transportation in less than 200 words.
More than ever, network automation has become a priority that many forward-looking service providers and enterprise alike are aggressively pursuing. Even the leading web companies such as Google, Amazon, and Facebook are preemptively transforming existing infrastructure while they still hold a market-leading position, constantly innovating themselves to stay ahead.